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UKbride Member Request 12 Aug 2018

Hey this is more of a rant and a question at the same time. I was a...

Hey this is more of a rant and a question at the same time. I was a bridemaid last Saturday there was 4 bridemaids (me include) and a chief bridesmaid so 5 altogether in a limo with the bride (my auntie) and FOTB (grandad) went to the place where the wedding was but on the way back to the party should have been bride groom their 2 kids and brides Mam and dad and we got told to make our way back to the party but then she added two people at the min which was the chief and her daughter (she went down with someone else). When the brides Mam and dad found out they didn’t go in but told me my sis and my cousin as we were the bridesmaid to get in to the limo but the chief wasn’t happy about it and pretty much kicked us out. Do you think as bridemaids we should have went back together or even if we weren’t told to get back in should have just made our own way there???

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Bethan Roberts
Bethan Roberts 13 Aug 2018

I didn’t really follow 100% of what your saying BUT I personally think the ride from ceremony to reception should be bride and groom alone (possibly with kids if they have them)

Kayleigh Cunningham
Kayleigh Cunningham 13 Aug 2018

My bridesmaids are making there own way to venue. Just me and h2b will be going in transport on our own x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

Usually there would be 2 cars, bride and groom go in one and the maids, mother and father of the bride etc in the other unless too many to fit and then maybe a third car. Bride and groom would always go on their own once married. If you were having to make your own way, you should have been told before hand

Elizabeth Tooke
Elizabeth Tooke 13 Aug 2018

I had a limo at my wedding and my bridesmaids made there own way to the reception. Xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

If u have been taken to church then u should get car back unless they have told u before hand so u can make arrangements to get lift back.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

Any wedding I have been at the bridesmaids all travel to the reception together. Unless you were informed before hand that this was not going to happen you could have been left stranded.

Leanne Templeton
Leanne Templeton 13 Aug 2018

to be honest I don't think it matters and ultimately its not up to the brides mum its up to the bride and groom

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

It’s really up to the bride and groom as long as everyone knows where they stand before hand it doesn’t matter.

Sarah Borthwick
Sarah Borthwick 13 Aug 2018

I didn’t mind making my own way back which the bride did tell me but the fact is she kept her friend which was chief bridemaid and added the chiefs daughter that was nothing to do with the bridal party and kicked her 3 nieces out

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2018

Firstly it's over n done now so what is this going to achieve other than causing a family argument? Secondly it was HER wedding day not yours or the other bridesmaids therefore her decision! Yes I get your not impressed but is it something that bothers you enough to possibly cause an argument n rift in the family? It's done move on!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Aug 2018

So glad is had my ceremony and reception all in the same place. None of this mayhem. Usually it's only the Bride & Groom that goes in the Bridal car from the ceremony to the reception. Can understand why you're annoyed but nothing can be done now. Don't let it tarnish the memory of a lovely wedding.

Gwyneth Bland
Gwyneth Bland 14 Aug 2018

To my wedding I will be in a car with who ever is walking me down the isle, one bridesmaid will be in the other bridesmaids car.The reception will be at the same venue as the ceremony, so after the reception the bridesmaids will go back to the house together to change, & myself ,husband ,and bestman in husbands car dropping off bestman where ever he is going before going on to my house.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Aug 2018

Think it sounds a bit petty to be truthful, I’d leave it, Why are you still even thinking about it?!

Kirstine Blackwell
Kirstine Blackwell 19 Aug 2018

I’ve got one car that’s taking the bridesmaids (3) to the church first, then coming back for myself and my dad. I’ve made arrangements for them to get to the reception and home after. My H2B and myself will be getting a cab to our evening honeymoon suite ! ( in a hotel out of town ) x

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